Von Liechtenstein joined the firm in July as a partner and director, with a brief described by the firm at the time as helping it to expand into new areas and develop new products.
Dalton, which was founded in 2002 by former Mercury Asset Management vice-chairman Andrew Dalton, manages $ 2.4 billion in Asian, European and global equities, as well as multi-asset funds. It employs 46 staff across London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, according to its website.
Von Liechtenstein, who is a nephew of Liechtenstein’s reigning Prince Hans-Adam II, is 12th in line to the throne. He is not unknown to celebrity gossip columns, following a relationship several years ago with Brazilian model Adriana Lima.
He began a career in finance working in Goldman Sachs’s equity division, before moving to the US conglomerate General Electric, working in the firm’s in-house M&A function. He later moved into corporate finance advisory.
Dalton announced he was being made chief executive on August 26. In a statement, the firm said he will “continue to work with the senior management of Dalton, leading the development of new products, the identification of new markets, and increasing assets under management”.
Dalton has been without a chief executive since Magnus Spence, who helped set up the firm alongside the late Andrew Dalton, departed in 2014. Partnership chairman Nick Mottram has helped manage the firm in the interim.
Following a two-year stint at alternatives manager Dexion Capital, now part of Fidante Partners, Spence joined Jupiter Asset Management as head of product development, in July.
• Correction: This story has been updated to clarify that Dalton Strategic Partnership was co-founded by Andrew Dalton, not Anthony Dalton as previously reported.